Friday, September 26, 2014
A Quilt For Iris
So my sister is having her second baby. Her little girl is due in December and as soon as we found out it was a girl we picked out some fabrics and got sewing. Her room is going to feature navy blue so we picked the Miss Kate fabrics since they had a ton of variety and the required navy blue component.
My sister wanted her quilt done up in a larger crib size so it measures about 40 x 60. There are 35 pinwheels and each is a made from a different fabric from the collection.
The backing and the binding are done in the navy dot print. Plus we added the navy ric rac at the top and the bottom just for fun and something a little special.
I quilted it following the seams of the pinwheels and then straight lines in the borders.
I purposely quilted all the seams so it would get all nice and crinkly.
The first picture also shows the pillow that I made to go along with the quilt. Nice and simple but cute.
Now my sister is going to have to wait just a bit before I ship this to her because I am going to whip up a surprise for baby's older brother too. I'm not quite sure what the surprise will be but checking out my recent pins on pinterest may give you a clue to what I'm thinking.
If you've been following my blog then you also know that while I was making this quilt I also did 2 other baby quilts in the Miss Kate fabrics. The first quilt was done to feature the florals and the second one was done without any florals. It's neat to see how different each quilt turned out just by changing the selection of the fabrics even within the same collection. Now I promise no more pinwheels or Miss Kate for a while - well, maybe not too long - I do have half of the bundle still left. How about something other than pinwheels - I think I can keep that promise for a bit:).
~ Gold Shoe Girl ~
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